This is a question that I hear a lot and, of course, the simple answer is that there’s no PERFECT or “right” time necessarily, and that coaching can certainly be helpful at any stage of starting or running a business. In general, the most important thing is to listen to your intuiton. If you feel a nudge that it is a good time to bring someone else into your business, or you really resonate with a particular coach, I invite you to explore the possibility of working with them by scheduling a consultation. Then see how you feel!
That said, the “best time” to hire a business coach depends on your specific circumstances and needs. However, here are some common situations when a coach can provide invaluable support.
Birthing a new endeavor:
If you’re in the early stages of launching a new business or project, a business coach can help you co-create your vision, infusing it with intention, and weaving soulful & practical practices into your entrepreneurial foundation. They can help you avoid common pitfalls and mindfully navigate the challenges that arise during the initial phases. One of my missions is to help new entrepreneurs avoid some of the “mistakes” (aka lessons) that I encountered in the early months & years of self-employment, which can save tons of time (your most valuable asset)!
Growth and expansion:
When your business is experiencing growth, it can be beneficial to hire a business coach to help you manage and navigate the expansion process. They can help you honor the divine timing, align your actions with the highest good, and foster conscious expansion while staying true to your values. Also during this period (and in the initial “starting” phase), a lot of limiting beliefs are going to come up that might hold you back from taking action. I believe in a holistic model of coaching where we can look at and discuss whatever arises, whether it’s obviously business-related or not (btw, everything is intertwined, there’s no business/ life separation when you’re an entrepreneur!).
Facing challenges or feeling “stuck”:
If your business is encountering specific challenges, or you are feeling disconnected from your soul’s purpose, a business coach can provide enlightened perspectives and help you identify potential solutions. They can guide you in making informed decisions, tapping into your intuition, and finding solutions that honor your higher self. Again, these challenges will likely bleed into other aspects of your life, and as a holistic, heart-centered coach I hold space for all of it.
Cultivating Soulful Leadership:
Whether you’re a solopreneur or have dozens of employees, a business coach can help you identify your strengths and hone your leadership skills. They can assist you in developing mindful practices, nurturing heart-centered communication, and embodying transformative leadership qualities so that you can create a harmonious work environment and inspire others to align their purpose with the greater good.
Nurturing specific areas of your business:
Whether it’s sales, marketing, customer service, or any other aspect of your business, a coach can provide expertise and guidance in areas where you want to improve. They can offer insights, share best practices, and provide accountability to help you achieve your desired outcomes. My area of expertise is branding, but I see this as a huge umbrella that includes marketing, design, messaging, photography, and much more. We take a look at the whole vision you have for your business and then break it down into specific areas of focus and create action steps from there.
Remember, hiring a business coach is a personal decision, and it’s important to find someone who aligns with your goals, values, personal and business philosophy. In my coaching containers, we can create a profound partnership that intertwines spiritual growth with entrepreneurial success, creating a business that radiates light and positively impacts the world. You can learn a little bit more about my coaching style & packages here or by listening to my podcast.